In May 1988, the Sixth World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, was, for the first time, televised via satellite throughout Europe. In August 1988, Choi led an ITF demonstration team to Moscow, USSR.
To further the spread of Taekwondo throughout the world, General Choi decided to form an international Taekwondo association of his own. In 1966, he formed the International Taekwondo Federation. This was the first of many international Taekwondo organizations.
There are many international Taekwondo organizations. The two largest and most influential are the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) and the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF). The two organizations have internal problems, including fraud, embezzlement, and power struggles, as well as conflicts with each other. As usual, the ones who suffer most are the students, who only want to learn and practice Taekwondo.
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